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In our world today, we’re busy. We are always on to the next thing. We are always rushing to make that meeting, that happy hour, you name it. We can barely stay present enough to finish one task before planning out how to attack our next! Being busy is upheld as a badge of honor, as if we are more important if we have more things to do. We deprive ourselves of resting and of sleeping, so we can be the best boss, the best employee, the best child or sibling, the best friend… etc.
Going, going, going can only lead to one place… and that is total exhaustion! Maybe you’re already feeling this, but you’re also feeling the pressure to keep going? Maybe you adhere to that age old saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” We can relate. But it’s important to know that when we allow ourselves time and space to REST, we can come back and attack our to-do list with more energy. In the end, that’s what matters — taking care of ourselves, so we can show up as our best selves.
For overall health and sustainable energy, adults ages 18-60 should be getting 7 or more hours of sleep PER NIGHT. Are you getting that? Here are FIVE SIGNS that you definitely need to slow down, and get some SLEEP!
An improper amount of sleep can affect your entire body, namely your immune system. Your body’s functions are working in overdrive, and it lowers your body’s defenses to the world around you — ie, that doorknob that hasn’t been cleaned, the subway, your office, school, anything. Studies find that adults who got less than seven hours of sleep were nearly THREE TIMES as likely to develop a cold, versus those who got eight hours of rest or more each night.